Hi, I am planning to buy the 2003 Gixxer 1000 or the 2003 R1 (depends on which my girlfriend think is "prettier" ) I've bought my bikes at Pacific Yamaha and Richmond Motorsports b4 but have gotten not so good deals on the bikes. I can probably go back to them (depends on which bike I am gonna buy) and try to get a good deal, since I've bought bikes from them before. But just wondering which dealer(s) will be more likely to offer me a good low price for the bikes (03, gixxer 1k or 03 R1). I've heard North Shore usually gives good low price and that's about it... any other suggestions? I am sure the dealers won't give me much discount for the 03 gixxer 1k since it's new, but what kind of price should I expect? I know the MSRP is $14,699. How low can I talk it down to?
As for insurance, I know ICBC doesn't offer "limited depreciation" (a type of insurance for new cars so that if the car is writen off within 3 years from the date of purchase, ICBC will give you the FULL amount of what you paid for) insurance for bikes. Are there any private insurance company that offers that kind of insurance? What's the monthly payment like for 1000cc bikes from private insurance company?
Thanks in advance